Forest Hydrology and Watershed Biogeochemistry
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Basic hydrology course, [upper div or grad student]] or #; spring, odd years)
This course presents current topics, methods and models in forest and wetland hydrology. The hydrologic role of forests, wetlands and riparian systems in snowfall and rainfall regimes is emphasized. We will examine how human activities such as deforestation, wetland drainage, and stream channel alterations, impact the hydrologic response of watersheds. We use problem solving exercises to better understand and quantify runoff and streamflow response from undisturbed and altered forest and wetland watersheds. This course is intended for graduate students and upper division students interested in hydrology and watershed management. Students should have at least one basic hydrology course before taking this class.